Hi I was hoping someone could lend me their great wisdom. Just to clarify things beforehand, my family is not Catholic. We were raised pretty much in a secular fashion. However, my little sister is starting RCIA in September.
So here’s my concern:
One of my older sisters is a single mom (never married) with two girls (age 6, 3) and she regularly has my 18 year old sister watch them when she goes to work, goes out, etc.
My older sister is currently dating a non-practicing Catholic who has been divorced and as far as we know, does not have an annulement. He himself has two young boys around the same ages as my nieces (if that is relevant at all).
Today my older sister asked my little sister to babysit Friday morning so she could go visit the man she is dating. My little sister agreed to it. I feel like I should talk to my little sister about this. I have mentioned to my little sister several weeks ago that providing child care for our older sister while she dates a supposedly married man is not appropriate. Right now I am kind of second-guessing myself. I don’t want to sound judgemental but at the same time a married man IS a married man right?
Do you think it is unnacceptable for someone to watch another person’s children while they go do something along those lines?